Exclusive: Michelle Monaghan Talks Fashion and the Secret to Having It All

Whether she’s jumping out of an aeroplane, goofing around with co-stars, or watching the big football game pre–red carpet, Michelle Monaghan is a walking reminder that life should be fun—never too serious. And fun is precisely how we’d describe the actress’s latest project, this month’s action comedy Pixels. The arcade game–inspired flick, which also stars Adam Sandler and Ashley Benson, serves as the perfect follow-up to Monaghan’s recent string of heartrending dramas (True Detective, Fort Bliss, and The Best of Me). “It made me nostalgic when I read it,” Monaghan tells us about the film. “And my character is blond and a total badass. I couldn't say no to that.”

Dressed in skinny jeans and ankle boots—standard off-duty wear for the actress—Monaghan arrived on set for her Who What Wear shoot in high spirits, ready to field any fashion trend we threw her way. But for this former model, mastering even the trickiest of silhouettes, namely the wide-leg trouser, was a breeze. Keep reading for our exclusive story with the star.